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Antibes and Cap d'Antibes

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Days 11-12
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Cap d'Antibes has attracted the aristocracy and jet set since the 19th century; everyone from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hollywood stars have come here. Antibes is where Picasso once called home, and is one of the prettiest medieval towns along the Med. Stroll through its winding streets and admire the super yachts docked in the harbor.
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  • Enjoy Picasso's sea and Greek mythology-inspired paintings at the Musée Picasso in Antibes, housed inside the Château Grimaldi. There are more than 300 of his works here.
  • In Cap d'Antibes, follow the Sentier Tirepoil footpath, which winds along 50-foot cliffs and offers incredible sea views.
  • Explore Villa Eilenroc at the tip of Cap d'Antibes' peninsula. Once rented by Greta Garbo and Aristotle Onassis, the villa has a 1,001 Nights ceiling mural and glamorous gardens.

Side Trips

  • Visit the ancient village of Vallauris, 4 mi/6 km northwest of Antibes, which is known for its pottery.
  • Explore Mougins, 7 mi/11 km northwest of Antibes, a popular summer house community where Picasso had his final home.

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